Campaigner, EV Transition

The Sunrise Project

Employment Type Full time Other benefits listed below
Location Remote · USA US, Brazil or Mexico preferred
Salary $92,000 - $100,000 (USD) BRL$140,581 - 180,860 (base salary only), or MXN$430,781 - 565,352 (base salary only)
Team Autos
Seniority Mid-level
  • Closing: 2:30pm, 17th Apr 2024 EDT

Job Description

  • Location: US, Brazil or Mexico.  An eligible candidate must be legally authorized to work in one of the listed countries. The Sunrise Project will not sponsor applicants for employment visas.

  • Remuneration: Depending on experience (including unpaid and other experiences) and capacity to take on responsibility, the salary range is USD$92,000 - $100,000, BRL$140,581 - 180,860 (base salary only), or MXN$430,781 - 565,352 (base salary only).  If the successful candidate is outside of the listed locations, the salary will be adjusted based on blended global-local market equivalencies.

About Us

Driven by a passion to solve the climate crisis, The Sunrise Project U.S. is a team of experienced change-makers with a mission to scale social movements to drive the global transition beyond fossil fuels. With affiliated programs and staff in Australia and Europe, we have developed a unique model of grant making and campaigning that supports networks of organisations to drive powerful change towards our mission.

We have a dynamic and nimble organisational culture. We’re serious about supporting our people to thrive as we tackle the urgent climate challenge.

We believe that a diversity of experiences and perspectives will help us build stronger strategies, teams and movements. We take the broadest possible view of diversity and encourage First Nations people, people of color, people living outside of cities, people living with disabilities, neurodiverse, and LGBTQIA+ people to apply. We are continually working on becoming a better workplace for everyone. You can find out more here

About the Program

The Sunrise Project’s Auto Program works on both the EV transition and the automotive supply chain. This role focuses on the EV transition with a specific lens on accelerating the transition of medium and heavy duty trucks in a just and equitable way around the world. Of all road transport, MHD trucks are the most disproportionately polluting and the furthest behind. Despite being 3% of the vehicles on the road, they cause 30% of emissions and are a dominant cause of local air pollution that often harms marginalised countries and communities the most – and truck drivers themselves.

About The Role

As part of the Autos program, the EV Transition Campaigner will play a key role accelerating a just transition to zero emission medium and heavy duty trucks worldwide, with an initial focus on Europe, USA, and Brazil. The Campaigner will support the development and lead the implementation of campaigns targeting key truck industry stakeholders by engaging and mobilising people and groups across diverse geographies to create momentum around key moments of the campaign. Campaign strategies and tactics this position will coordinate include research, offline activism, digital campaigning, corporate engagement, and more. The Campaigner will also be central for developing and strengthening relationships and coordinating with partners across geographies. We’re looking for an experienced campaigner to help support and grow our existing work, while contributing new ideas on campaign strategy, tactics, and potential partners. 

We support networks of organisations to work together to achieve outcomes that would not be possible by individual organisations acting alone. We expect all roles at Sunrise to actively support the capacity building of these networks and partner organisations. 

About You

You are an experienced campaigner that has excellent interpersonal, communication, and organisation skills. 

You have worked with diverse groups and know how to engage with them through a justice and equity lens. 

You build strong relationships with diverse partners and stakeholders, internally and externally, and can have honest and sensitive conversations. 

You are structured and organised and can be responsive when circumstances necessitate quick change.

You are a team player with the ability to work effectively across multiple time zones within a coalition environment to support diverse partner groups and maximise our collective impact. 

You love to learn about new issues and develop new skills, for both digital and offline campaigning.   

Key Responsibilities

  • Co-design campaign strategies and lead the implementation of the different tactics, especially in Brazil and the USA. 

  • Coordinate the implementation of campaign actions with partners in the different geographies where actions are being taken and monitor results and impact. 

  • Build and maintain key relationships on the ground with grassroots and other groups in Brazil and the USA, building a network that allows for flexible action and mobilisation of diverse groups to build pressure.  These groups include communities, grassroot organisations, and workers, activists among others. 

  • Develop and deliver training spaces, actions, and other pressure tactics (both online and covid-safe in person) to push the truck industry stakeholders to accelerate a just transition to zero emission vehicles.

  • Create activist toolkits and other assets, with support from consultants/contractors/agencies where needed, to be used by movement partners and grassroots groups to execute actions at key targets.

  • Connect with other Sunrise Project campaigns, including Lead the Charge and Investor campaigns, to align on key mobilisation moments throughout the year.

  • Align own work with Sunrise’s mission, values and OKRs.

Required skills, knowledge and experience    

  • Proven experience organising and mobilising different kinds of stakeholders, from different geographies and cultural contexts, through the use of strategic campaigning and communications including unpaid, grassroots or lived experience; or other relevant transferable skills and experience.

  • Lived or professional experience that provides the knowledge and skills needed to develop and implement campaign strategies within Brazil’s context.

  • Ability to learn and work through complexity quickly, and a well-developed understanding of corporate power in relation to climate change action.

  • Proven experience or ability to transform technical terms and hard data into digestible pieces of information catered to diverse audiences.  

  • Demonstrated experience participating in environmental or human rights campaigning that applies a justice, equity, diversity and inclusion lens to the work.

  • Excellent interpersonal communication and group facilitation skills.

  • Fluent in written and spoken English and Portuguese.

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience   

  • Human centred design campaigning 

  • Conflict resolution skills

    Experience in corporate campaigning. 

  • Know and understand the context of campaigning in the USA 

Job requirements

  • You must have full working rights for the country in which you will be working.  The Sunrise Project is unable to sponsor applicants for employment visas.

  • Employment background checks may be/are required.

  • Attend local in person partner actions.

  • Intermittent travel with advanced notice may be required.

  • Flexibility to adjust work hours to accommodate multiple time zones

How Sunrise supports its staff

The Sunrise Project is committed to creating a workplace that supports our staff to do their best work and develop professionally. Sunrise has the following in place to help us achieve that.  The successful candidate will be hired via a Professional Employment Organisation (PEO) on behalf of the Sunrise Project, so conditions of employment may vary.  

  • Statutory benefits and entitlements of the country in which you are employed. (Note: In Brazil, benefits are determined by the collective bargaining agreement for the SINDEEPRES trade union.)

  • Sunrise may provide additional benefits, where in-country entitlements are less than our standard package, where applicable including:

  • Paid Parental Leave that is gender-neutral & inclusive of all types of families, incl. Parental Return To Work & Keeping In Touch Program

  • Life Leave (up to 40 days p.a. for significant personal reasons)

  • Public Holiday + Cultural Leave

  • Workspace Benefits incl: Macbook & accessories, initial $2,000* for home workspace & IT equipment + $800* every 2 years + up to $75/mth phone/data/internet (equivalent local currency) .

  • Shared office support

Additionally we offer:

  • Flexible Working Policy

  • VIDA - An AI tool to support your health and wellbeing

  • Regular all-org and team meetings & retreats

  • Learning & Development Program incl. a professional development budget for every staff member

  • Coaching & manager support with regular 1:1 meetings

  • Annual performance & development reviews with 360 feedback

  • A co-developed work plan to ensure clarity on your role & key responsibilities

  • We provide our staff with a voice on issues that concern them via consultation, caucuses, working groups, and surveys.

How to apply for this job

We recognize that racism, sexism, ableism, homophobia, classism and other forms of discrimination creates structural barriers that impact opportunities to formal education and experience. When assessing candidates we look at more than the jobs you've been paid to do but the range of ways you've picked up skills and knowledge throughout your life. This is why we assess candidates on how well they respond to application questions and don’t require a cover letter. 

Removing bias from the hiring process

Applications closed Wed 17th Apr 2024


Removing bias from the hiring process

  • Your application will be anonymously reviewed by our hiring team to ensure fairness
  • You’ll need a CV/résumé, but it’ll only be considered if you score well on the anonymous review

Applications closed Wed 17th Apr 2024